Our research focuses on the synthesis and fabrication of novel nanostructures (metallic, semiconducting, and dielectric) and their assemblies. We then harness such hieratical nanosystems for nanobiotechnology and solar energy. We are currently focusing on ultra-sensitive medical sensors and effective light harvesting for solar cells and expending their applications in enhanced bioimaging and effective charge separation for solar cells. The current projects are listed below:
(1) Synthesis and characterization of novel nanostructures by colloidal lithography technique.
(2) Metal enhanced fluorescence for ultra-sensitive biosensing.
(3) Novel nanostructures for effective light harvesting and charge separation of solar cells.
(4) ZnO nanoflowers for protein detection.
Research Student Supervision
Wang,T, Graduated 2014.
Jawad,Z, PhD Student. Plasmonic Nano-arrays for Early Diagnostics of Pancreatic Cancer
Qin,H, PhD Student, Novel Au Nanostars for Ultrasensive Biosensing
Maleprade,S, Undergraduate project, Graduated 2013. Hierarchical nanostructures for enhanced flow cytometry detection
Lamberti,F, Master student, Graduated 2013. Aluminium nanoprisms for localized surface plasmon applications
Cosman,J, Master student, Graduated 2013. ZnO nanoflower-like array for biosensing
Price,D, PhD candidate, Metal induced fluorescence enhancement by novel nanostructure design
Pang,J, PhD student, Graduated 2014. Designed Nanostructures for optics and biosensing